With a twenty pound camera balanced on his shoulder, stealing a scene on the side of a Nevada highway for an unassuming little movie that would define a decade, Doug’s directorial journey began as an indie filmmaker, shooting his own movies and writing his own rules.
After directing and photographing the now-iconic Swingers, and following it up with the adrenaline-soaked Go, Doug quickly moved to the center of Hollywood, bringing his independent spirit to the mainstream. With The Bourne Identity, Doug forever changed the way action movies would be shot, cut and choreographed, launching one of the largest franchises in film history and reinventing the spy genre.
Beginning with Matt Damon, Doug became a magnet for A list collaboration, partnering with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the box office sensation Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt for the time-looping sci-fi action thriller, Edge of Tomorrow.
Alongside moviemaking, Doug has established himself as a passionate and prolific commercial director. Doug’s recent spot for the new iPad, featuring architect Norman Foster’s iconic ring-shaped Apple headquarters as the target of a tech heist by none other than company president Tim Cook, was a creative sensation.
Over the years, Doug has directed campaigns for brands such as Sony Playstation, Mercedes, Levi’s, Nike, Chevy, Cadillac, Visa, Adidas, and the U.S. Air Force. Currently, Doug is collaborating with SpaceX and has reunited with Tom Cruise to direct the first film shot in ACTUAL outer space. An independent rebel to his core, Doug is always pushing the boundaries of how stories can be told, on our planet and beyond.